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Coronavirus Update: Working From Home (again)

A government campaign was launched in early August to actively encourage employees to return to the workplace in an attempt to boost the wider economy and revitalise city centres that had been left empty after months of lockdown. However, within two months, the pandemic appears to have taken a turn for the worse and the government announced yesterday that once again people should work from home wherever possible.

Ukraine relaunches privatisation

September 2020 – Yesterday, 22 September, the President of Ukraine signed the Law which amends the Law of Ukraine “On privatisation of state and communal property” (the “Law”), introduces parliamentary control over the privatisation of state property and “unfreezes” the preparatory procedures to privatise large-scale state-owned objects. The Law was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 8 September 2020 and will become effective after its official publication.

Cyprus introduces film production incentives

Producers and media companies are invited to utilise the Cyprus landscape and infrastructure and enjoy a variety of legal, corporate and tax incentives for filming in Cyprus under the new Cyprus Filming Scheme.

Legal guide to pre-enforcement steps under Jersey and Guernsey law

The temporary Covid-19 protections offered by the UK government to businesses to prevent them from being subject to winding up petitions or wrongful trading actions are currently due to expire at the end of September (although an extension is very possible).

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Clarke Willmott makes use of Covid-19 tax scheme

Clarke Willmott is the latest UK200 firm to confirm that it is deferring tax payments until next year given the financial challenges posed by Covid-19. By joining the likes of Watson Farley & Williams in taking advantage of the UK Government’s deferral schemes, Clarke Willmott is pushing back July’s partnership tax payment until January, while […]

Keystone to resume dividends despite profits slowdown

Profits are down at dispersed firm Keystone Law, according to its interim results for the first half of 2020, as the business looks to resume dividend payments due to an increase in its revenue. The listed firm’s profit before tax was down 18.4 per cent from £2.7m to £2.2m, while its turnover grew 5 per […]

Forsters and RPC clash in negligence claim against Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) is facing a professional negligence claim from a former client who has accused the firm of providing “substandard planning advice”. Forsters is bringing the case against CRS on behalf of real estate developer Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring, who is criticising the firm for advice given when purchasing a property in central London. Lisle-Mainwaring […]

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